Carpobrotus dimidiatus (L.) L. Bolus

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Carpobrotus dimidiatus

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Close to Xai-xai.

Carpobrotus dimidiatus

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Close to Xai-xai.

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Synonyms: Carpobrotus juritzii (L. Bolus) L. Bolus
Mesembryanthemum dimidiatum Haw.
Mesembryanthemum juritzii L. Bolus
Common names: Natal Sour Fig. (English)
Description: Robust, Succulent trailing herb, often covering large areas. Leaves fleshy, green, three-sided. Flowers solitary on more or less erect flowering branches, large and showy; perianth segments green and inconspicuous, sharply 2-ridged; staminodes numerous, linear, shiny bright mauve. Fruit fleshy but becoming dry and not splitting.
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
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Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 88.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 27.

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Flora of Mozambique: Carpobrotus dimidiatus
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Carpobrotus dimidiatus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Carpobrotus dimidiatus
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Carpobrotus dimidiatus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Carpobrotus dimidiatus., retrieved 21 May 2024

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